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Hi I'm Joshie

I imagine. I think. I am a younger brother. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am the youngest of two children. I am what one might call a technologically advanced individual, or a nerd or geek or any other variation. I am studying computer sciences and the art of computer penetration; however for two years I have elected to serve the Lord as a missionary for the Church. I have been called to serve in Argentina, and therefore have begun my journey to Spanish fluency! I am a CNA, or Certified Nurses Assistant. I have held many jobs in my few short years, including at an assisted living center, as a manual laborer for a construction crew, and as a telemarket reasercher (not the people selling things, we just did surveys over telephone. I also enjoy reading, writing, and arithmetic. My brother is literally my best friend. Family is very important to me. It is a little hard to go two years without seeing them, but thank goodness for the mail system!

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It has always been a part of me, and I have never really questioned the truthfulness of the gospel. Through my whole growing up years I have relied on my parents' testimonies. They knew the gospel was true, and I always believed them. Around my mid teenage years, out of the blue, I had the feeling I needed to know for myself that God truly exists, that He really knows me, etc. I never questioned it, but set out on a quest none the less, just to ensure that what I was doing was right. Only in hindsight do I see that my journey to my own faith was a quest. I subconsciously created these tests, if you will, like 'If you are there, Heavenly Father, and would like me to do this, would you make this occur?' This probably wasn't the greatest way to find out the truth, but it truly made me realize God does exist and is extremely patient. I discovered that God knows me, and is willing to put up with the whims of a teenage kid. He was wiling to take the time and energy to help one young man, me, find himself and the truth. He, through the Holy Ghost, taught me that the gospel is true. I have a loving Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ lived and died for the sake of saving humanity. Saving me. God can truly speak to us all, and knows each of us and loves us. That, in short, is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live and show my faith in all that I do. I attend church and participate in the different callings I am given. At this time I have been called to serve as a missionary (as alluded to earlier) in Argentina. I will serve the people and spread the gospel to all who are willing to listen. I read the scriptures every day and study and try to understand the gospel more fully. I try to be better than the best I can be. I try to watch all five sessions of general conference every April and October. However it is difficult to watch them all in October, as I help harvest potatoes around that time. I enjoy life by having good fun, and try to remember that everything is seen by God the Father and Jesus Christ; my actions here shall be counted in the days of judgement. And thus it is by these means, and many more, that I live my faith as a Latter-Day Saint.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Joshie
The first true prophet of this new dispensation, era of the gospel, (Joseph Smith, Jr.) at one point spoke to a reporter about thirteen basic beliefs and principles of the gospel. The eighth of which states: "We believe the bible to be the word of God, as far as it is translated correctly...." The bible is included with most sets of scriptures commonly used by members of the Church. But things often get lost in translation. So long as the bible has been translated correctly, we hold it to be of high esteem and cling to it much like we cling to the Book of Mormon. For both, and other documents we have attained, have come from divine revelation. And we believe that God reveals his secrets unto all people. Which include us in these latter days. Show more Show less